Monthly Archives: April 2011

First Annual Energy Challenge a Great Success

Visitors of all ages cranked, jumped, pulled, climbed and danced their way to victory during MiaSci’s first annual Great Energy Challenge, which took place on Saturday, April 23rd in celebration of Earth Day. The Museum’s recently completed interactive Energy Tracker … Continue reading

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Calling All Girls!

  At the 2011 National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) conference, Museum staff presented a session entitled Building Skills for Raising Girls’ Interest in Science and Engineering.  The presentation focused on the Museum’s GirlsRISE program, which is in partnership with the … Continue reading

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Museum Outreach Team joins in for Chinese New Year

The Museum’s Community Outreach Team recently participated at the 23rd Annual Chinese New Year celebration at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, welcoming in the Year of the Rabbit.  Along with a ‘Dragon Dance’, and lots of Chinese food and music, … Continue reading

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Canoeing at Biscayne National Park

What better way to learn about the ecology of coastal Florida than by canoe? The Digital WAVE students went to Biscayne National Park to go canoeing and meet with a Park Ranger to talk about south Florida coastal environments and … Continue reading

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Getting the Dirt on Climate Data

So how is it that we know about past climate on the Earth? Nowadays we have satellites that monitor patterns and conditions in the land, atmosphere, oceans, and polar regions. But what about before satellites? Today we learned that scientists … Continue reading

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The Waggle Dance

It’s like a movie set, but better, because it involved pre-schoolers imitating a bee dance. This was for one of our sessions where we recorded a teacher leading a science lesson with pre-school kids. She was part of our professional … Continue reading

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The Museum’s Amazon Voyage opens in San Antonio

The Museum’s Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches exhibition recently opened at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas , marking its 14th venue over the last 5 years. More than a million visitors throughout the US and Canada … Continue reading

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Museum Receives Grant to Provide Summer Camp Scholarships

The Museum is pleased to announce an award from Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, providing scholarships for up to 80 students to take part in our award-winning Summer Camp. Now in it’s 45th year, Summer Camp provides 8 weeks of hands-on science … Continue reading

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